Waiting for Waldemar, directed by Albertan filmmaker Eric Spoeth, will make its Manitoba premiere in Winnipeg on Thursday, May 25th (4:00PM) and Friday, May 26th (7:00PM) at the German Society of Winnipeg (121 Charles Street).
WAITING FOR WALDEMAR is a 45-minute docu-drama about four children’s lifelong search for their father who disappeared during their harrowing escape from Ukraine to Germany during the Second World War.
The film stars Vance Avery, Lilly Bebernik and a supporting cast of professional actors and volunteer extras from German communities and homeschooling students across Alberta. The production was a labour of love for Eric Spoeth, a 1st-generation German Canadian filmmaker whose grandfather is the subject of the film. Eric is an assistant director and director with over 8 directing credits. See: http://www.imdb.com/name/
This event is open to the public. The film will be followed by a Question and Answer period with the director. In particular, the younger generation of Canadians whose parents or grandparents migrated to Canada are encouraged to attend.
Admission is by donation.